Choice of major more important than prestigious school in women's later earnings, study shows
Luther's Gokhan Savas interviewed on Marketplace radio program Dec. 10
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:31 AM
Women can close the income gap with men by pursuing lucrative majors such as science, technology, mathematics and business, according to research by Gokhan Savas, Luther College assistant professor of sociology, and Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University.
Their study shows choosing a lucrative major to study (anywhere) is more important than choosing a prestigious school at which to study. Savas spoke about the research on the Marketplace radio program Tuesday morning, Dec. 10.